SPIRITUAL WARFARE: Understanding Satan’s Strategy


Ignorance of any sort is to no one’s profit. Whatever you don’t know is the reason you suffer. In fact, what we pay for is what others know that we do not know, be it your motor mechanic of your Physician. It is not just the knowledge of the ways of God we need to live a life of meaning ( it is the most important) but we also need knowledge about many other things including the enemy’s strategies. To ignore Satan is to do so at our own peril, there is no where the Scriptures say that. On the contrary we are warned not to be ignorant of the devices of the Devil (2Cor2:10-11). When we were young, there was a song we used to sing that says, Satan’s power is powerless Power and another one which says Satan has fallen into the gutter and we should match him. Well those songs are only good as rhymes and for gymnastics, because there is no iota of truth is them. First, Satan is not powerless, he is powerful, he is the ruler of the dark world and seeks to destroy all that is good and godly. And he is not in the gutter, he has his kingdom in the spirit realm and his agents in all the nooks and crannies of the earth, so wake up from your slumber! You ask, are you trying to magnify the devil? No I am just saying the truth, what the Bible says, to say otherwise is to become a liar like the Devil. Luke 22:31-32 says “And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. I did not say that, the master did. The interesting thing is that Peter and the others were not aware. It was not for fun he wrote later, Be sober, be vigilant for your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring Lion, seeking whom he may devour (1peter 5:8). Having established that, how does Satan fight? First he seeks to take advantage. Satan will always watch for opportunities to strike. He will always seek to take advantage of our ignorance, human desires, weakness, unguarded moment and self assertion. You need to understand that the Satan feeds on the fleshly desires and the human mind . He can do nothing without first gaining access through our thoughts and desires and feelings . So he uses every means to get that done. He takes advantage of what we like, the people around us, what we know and what we do not know to attack .There is no way his demons influence human action without these things. Right from Eden until now, he has always sought an entrance into human mind so he can influence his actions and unlike Christ who needs your permission to come in after a gentle knock, he breaks in like the thief he is! Satan, knew what Eve desires and tendencies were, and her naivity so he took her by what she loved when her covering(Adam) was absent,. Imagine that. Nothing has changed. Many homes are broken today because the men are absent and Satan knows what the woman needed and brought it to her when the man was away. Think about Noah, David, Samson, Peter, Judas Iscariot, Demas and the like, you will discover that Satan is an opportunist. I pray for you today that Satan won’t take advantage of your ignorance and your desires to afflict you. And where you are already a victim, I proclaim deliverance for you by the authority of His Christ. I receive grace for recovery and the power to overcome for you in the precious name of Jesus. God bless your day. Pastor Yomi Ojapinwa Full Life Christian Centre Kufang, Miango road His.

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